Gilberts

Opening up design potential with Gilberts

  • 14 Jan 2019

An innovative package from Gilberts Blackpool is allowing architects, designers and specifiers to reach new heights in commercial interior design, whilst guaranteeing the space below is a comfortable working environment.

Through the package, Gilberts can not only provide the ventilation but can, through its internal resources, test and computer model the design to validate performance.

Gilberts can, if needed, offer design advice, accessorise the diffusers, or adjust their performance to ensure a functional strategy.

“The trend towards open ceilings has thrown into sharp relief the impact of building services design on the comfort levels within the occupied space,”

Ian Rogers, Gilberts’ sales director, commented: “It isn’t a matter of just removing the ceiling and assuming the ventilation will perform the same.

“Without a ceiling, and without proper consideration and specification of the ventilation solution, you end up with ‘dumping’ of cool air onto occupants below, heat dissipating upwards, draughts, hot spots and cold spots.”

Gilberts produces a range of ceiling diffusers that deliver appropriate airflow for the space; its latest swirls feature a copyrighted pattern of vanes to optimise omni-directional discharge.

The company has also developed a range of coanda plates to help ensure correct tracking of the incoming air without ‘dumping’, but which simultaneously compliment, or enhance, the overall interior design.

Further, using computation fluid dynamics (CFD) software, Gilberts can run the proposed ventilation/air movement design to validate its performance according to air changes, air quality and temperature.

Appropriate adjustments can then be made to the strategy if required, and retested, to guarantee the target performance criteria will be met once the ventilation is installed and the building occupied.

Through its own test laboratory, it can validate the ventilation performance, and execute finite adjustments to achieve the required levels.

Ian Rogers added: “Combined, our services ensure we can give our partners the peace of mind that the ventilation will perform as specified, eliminating the risk of time-consuming and potentially expensive retrospective alterations once the space is occupied and workers find they are sat in draughts.”

Contact:

Gilberts of Blackpool,
Gilair Works,
Clifton Road,
Blackpool,
FY4 40T

Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941

Visit Gilberts of Blackpool's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

GGF

GGF voices preparation message over potential no deal Brexit

Having represented the industry at a recent Government meeting on a potential no deal Brexit, Kevin Buckley, GGF Group Chief Executive, has issued a reflective statement.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts

BMI to reward roofing trainees with Apprentice of the Year award

BMI UK & Ireland has announced the launch of its 2019 BMI Apprentice of the Year competition to find the UK’s most promising apprentices and reward them.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, news, Roofs

Closomat ups accessibility at Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo has officially opened its first Changing Places assisted accessible toilet, as part of a programme of alterations to enhance accessibility.

Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Interiors, Posts

Freefoam

VIDEO: From factory to the home - the Freefoam supply chain

Freefoam have launch a new short video to showcase its supply chain and the support it gives to all within it.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Fascias, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Video of the Week, Walls